About the show ///////////////////////////
How does the world look like when you are 20 years old and have your life ahead of you?
How do you see it when you are a dancer coming from Asia ?
What could be the future of dance in this part of the world, embodied by a young generation intensely living with its time and yet custodian of millenary traditions?
It it to these questions that South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn intends to seek answers, bringing together 5 young dancers born in 2000 - the year of the Dragon - and the dancers of her company based in Seoul.
"2020 is an important moment: the first generation born in the third millenium is becoming adult. At 20, body is changing fast. Mentalities too. It is an age where ideas - the one you inherit and the ones you build yourself - assert themselves to build a personality. Bringing together dancers from different countries, bringing together different bodies, my idea is to sketch a portrait of contemporary Asia and explore the dynamics running through dance practice in the region."
Choreography and artistic direction : Eun-Me Ahn
Music : Young-Gyu Jang
Costumes and set design : Eun-Me Ahn
Production : Eun-Me Ahn Company,
Arts Council Korea, Yeongdeungpo Cultural Foundation, Busan Cultural Center, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Festspielhaus St Pölten - Austria, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – Weiwuying (Taiwan)
With the kind support of : Indonesian Dance Festival, ASWARA - Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse N°1
Premiere on 04, 05 & 06th of September 2020 : Yeongdeungpo Art Hall, Seoul (KR)
Eun-Me Ahn is associated artist to Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Piece for 12 dancers
Estimated running time : 75'
Eun-Me Ahn on Tour /////////////////////
21 Feb. 2020 : Théâtre de Liège, Festival Pays de Danse (BE) - North Korea Dance
03 March 2020 : Théâtre de Rungis (FR) - Let Me Change Your Name
06 March 2020 : L'Arsenal, Cité Musicale de Metz (FR) - North Korea Dance
10 March 2020 : Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey (CH) - North Korea Dance
17-18 March 2020 : MC2, Grenoble (FR) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
21 March 2020 : MA-Scène Nationale, Montbéliard (FR)- North Korea Dance / CANCELED
27-28 March 2020 : Teatro Central, Séville (ES) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
31 March 2020 : Théâtre du Vellein, Villefontaine (FR) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
O3 Apr. 2020 : Théâtre de Villefranche, Villefranche sur Saône (FR) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
14-17 Apr. 2020 : Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
23-24 Apr. 2020 : Théâtre Molière - Scène Nationale de Sète (FR) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
28 Avr. 2020 : Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest (FR) - Dancing Grandmothers / CANCELED
02 May 2020 : Festival DDD, Porto (PT) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
07-09 May 2020 : Dansenshus, Oslo (NO) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
12-13 May 2020 : Potsdamer Tanztage, Potsdam (DE) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
21 May 2020 : TanzBremen, Brême (DE) - North Korea Dance / CANCELED
Open Call For Auditions////////
Open call :
You are Asian and you were born in 2000?
You have great dancing skills and ideally (but not necessarily) some basis in traditional dance ?
You speak English and you are interested in being part of an exciting international project, meeting people and performing around the world ?
And more importantly : you are curious, ready to push boundaries and not afraid to get out of your comfort zone?
South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn is looking for dancers for the new production (premiere in July 2020) and international tours from 2020-21 season.
- 07 June - 03 Sept 2020 : rehearsals
- 04-06 September 2020 : Premiere in Seoul (dates to be confirmed)
- 2021 : International tours in Europe and Asia. (dates to be confirmed)
A pre-selection will be made on video. The selected candidates will be invited to Seoul to audition (dates to be determined). Travel and living expenses will be covered by the company.
How to apply?
Send your application with a CV, photos (portrait and full photo) and a link to a video introducing yourself and showing your moves (maximum 5min) at: firstname.lastname@example.org